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Health Services

Taylor Health and Wellness Center

Taylor Health and Wellness Center is conveniently located next to the Missouri State University Bookstore. The medical and professional staff at Taylor Health and Wellness Center are dedicated to providing quality health and preventive care at minimum cost to the University community. The qualified staff of physicians, nurses, technicians, pharmacists and medical support personnel look forward to serving your health and wellness needs. Taylor offers the following:

  • On-site clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Lab
  • X-ray
  • Treatment Clinic
  • Specialty Services
  • Wellness services

Currently enrolled students, along with their spouses and household members, are eligible for care with their prepaid student health fee. There is no charge for basic office visits for students who have paid their full health fee. Other services will incur a modest fee which is much lower than those charged at other health care facilities. Taylor Health and Wellness files most types of insurance, including Medicare.

Health Insurance for Students

Students who are not covered under their parents' or guardians' health insurance plan or have no coverage of their own are encouraged to purchase health insurance. A health insurance plan is available for Missouri State University students. All registered Domestic Undergraduate students enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours on campus are eligible to enroll in the Plan.

Counseling and Testing Center

The Missouri State Counseling and Testing Center strives to promote students’ personal development and psychological well-being through a variety of services for students at no additional cost.  The center is staffed with two licensed psychologists, one licensed social worker, one licensed professional counselor, and several graduate students who are trained to work with students regarding personal and social concerns and life-planning issues.  The normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and an on-call clinician is always available for first time visitors to the center.

Off-Campus Health Services

Nearby Hospitals and Clinics

  • Mercy Hospital = 1.7 miles/5 minutes from campus
  • Cox Hospital North= 2.8 miles/8 minutes from campus
  • Cox Hospital Walnut Lawn = 3.3 miles/10 minutes from campus
  • Cox Hospital South = 3.6 miles/ 11 minutes from campus
  • Urgent Care

Bear Line Shuttle

Safety Services

Missouri State offers many safety and emergency services on campus. Visit the Safety and Transportation or Emergency Services webpages for more information and for contact numbers.

Residence Hall Safety

While students become acquainted with their new surroundings, we want to ensure they are in a safe environment. All students who stay on campus are provided with the following:

  • a room key
  • an electronic access card that allows entry into their residence hall
  • a student identification card with a sticker indicating their residence hall

All residence halls have open-entry access between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m. all doors to the residence halls are locked and only students who live in a particular residence hall can enter by using their electronic access card. The front desk of each residence hall is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, two trained residence hall assistants are on duty each day of the week (weekends included). In the event of a fire and tornado, all students and their guests are evacuated and escorted to a safe destination.

Safety and Transportation

You may refer to our Safety and Transportation for more information on the services we offer, including:

Missouri State Alert System

As a way to ensure the safety of all students during inclement weather and unforeseen events, Missouri State uses a campus-wide alert system. The Missouri State Alert system sends out urgent notification messages via text messages, emails, and phone calls. Students and parents have the ability to subscribe to the alert system and specify how they wish to be contacted. If more than one form of contact is listed, the system will continue to cycle through each contact until confirmation of the notification is received.

Off-Campus Emergency Services

While it is important to be aware of all the safety and emergency services at Missouri State University, we also want to make you aware of other services available in the Springfield community.